Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.).
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Very Positive (42,230 reviews) - 87% of the 42,230 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,402,770 reviews) - 92% of the 1,402,770 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason. Nothing beats the tension."
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About This Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombardi at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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VaderX
194.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
I love this game. great to buy and play with 4 friends. great community for the most part and a quality game in general. highly recommend it if you are into intence strategy and team play.
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Mort
1,507.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Sick game love it but Valve should listen to the community more
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FlowRez
289.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
10/10
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⎛⎝ Axton⎠⎞
10.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Why am i writing a review?
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Joofex | on vacation
157.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Some real life knife: Cheap AF
Some CS:GO knife: Expensive AF

Thats CS:GO logic for ya
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✪ Chris H
2,188.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
10/10 would recommend -hitbox
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Rainbowdash is Awesome!!
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
I gave CS:GO
Love
Money
Hate in some ways
--------------------
What CS:GO Gave me
Broken pc
Broken Mouse
Broken screen
Broken Keyboard
Rageness
Hatetread
No money
11/10 skills
F's in class
DT in school
loss of sight
dieing of rageing oh wait did i say that already?
Oh and Many many puns

I give this a 100/10 rateing!
I'm not being stuped andrecommending this i want people to play it its a good game but you some times break stuff over it and spend all your money on it XD
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SO_Vortex
107.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
AWESOME
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TPG Puncake
646.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
If you want to get cancer, come play this game.
If you want to hold your weapon close like a baby while examining its beautiful custom paint, come play this game.
If you want to die a noob or live long enough to be called a hacker, come play this game.
If you want to get really ticked off by the 64 ticks, come play this game.
If you want to become a virtual, online psychiatrist for 12-year-old kids with anger management issues, come play this game.
If you want to learn Russian, come play this game.
If you want to learn realistic physics, weapon firing mechanisms and grenade throwing skills, come play this game.
If you want to waste all of your hard-earned money on skins and cases, and waste all of your precious time in your life, come play this game.
But if you want to have fun... you should still play this game! At least you don't get VACed for no reason :D
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DJ $alt E. Nutzzz
108.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
toxic ♥♥♥ community, needs MAJOR changes to vote kicking cause ♥♥♥♥♥♥s always kick me in comp
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
542 of 595 people (91%) found this review helpful
466 people found this review funny
Recommended
560.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
You either die a 'Noob', or you live long enough to have someone call you a 'Hacker'.
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617 of 689 people (90%) found this review helpful
686 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Things I gave to Counter-Strike:
1. Money
2. Time
3. Love

Things Counter-Strike gave me:
1. Arthritis
2. Rage
3, Hatred of Russians,Spanish, and Russians
4. Broken keyboard
5. Broken mouse
6. 9/10 ready
7. Server crashes
8. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ teammates
9. Competitive matches
10. "Ez Pz" spam
11. Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing?
12. Lag
13. Cheaters
14. 64 tick servers
15. Broken Headphones
16. Bad Grades in Classes
17. Impaired Vision
18. Cracked Laptop Screen
19. Debt From Buying Skins
20. Nothing of Use

Essentially - CS is a greedy woman, but I love her all the time.

11 / 10 would play again
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363 of 462 people (79%) found this review helpful
426 people found this review funny
Recommended
370.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you're looking for a positive review, then you're in the wrong place, HOWEVER, if you're here for a tremendous chicken Stir Fry recipe, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

- Serves 4
- 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
- 325 calories / serving
- Healthy

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 250g (8oz) tender stem broccoli
- 5cm (2in) piece root ginger
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
- 150g Straight To Wok Noodles
- 400g (13oz) chicken fillet, cut into thin slices

METHOD

Step 1 - Mix together the orange zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain well and set aside.

Step 3 - Finely shred the ginger. Then heat a large frying pan or wok, add the sunflower oil, heat it until sizzling, and fry the ginger till it's crisp.

Step 4 - When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken and garlic, and stir-fry until just browned. Remove the meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 5 - Add the red pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for around 2-3 minutes until it's just tender. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring it to the boil then return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with noodles.
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437 of 578 people (76%) found this review helpful
452 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,271.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Valve treats this game the same way that the Cincinatti zoo treats gorillas.
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140 of 171 people (82%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At least they're still adding skins, right?
Who needs bug fixes and general improvements to the game when you can buy new skins?
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187 of 252 people (74%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,568.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Before I started playing CSGO I was depressed and not motivated to do anything and I hated my job and didn't know what to do in my life.

But this game has totally changed my mind and opened a new chapter to my life. Finally I found something that I am good and helps me to reduce stress.

However, this have become an addiction and I can not STOP playing this game 24/7 and even got FIRED by my boss for being late and tired at work. But who CARES that job sucks anyways.

But now I have become a potatoe and jobless and still opening cases to get a knife and hoping to get a PAYDAY $$$ :)

Before I played:
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After I played:
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134 of 182 people (74%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
732.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The most toxic gaming community you could ever come across. Full of rage hacking kids who are toxic as hell and need a leather belt whipped on their bare ♥♥♥ more than a few times. Spend hours aim practising and smoke maps etc to bust your ♥♥♥ out of gold nova to finally make it to MG. Turns out anyone and everyone who is in MG and plays like a god is apparently an smfc smurf, and "clearly not a hacker" The amount of smfc there is in Australia is outstanding, but yet still manage to come up with a ♥♥♥♥ team like the renegades.
Prime is ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous, you have more luck queueing non prime to get legit players.
Incredibly hard being a girl gamer, use your mic and you're going to get roasted by 12ies who have mummy issues and most probably virgins and also that you have a voice changer because clearly females never leave the kitchen and wouldnt be half decent at "a man's game". Don't use your mic to avoid said situation and get accused of being broke and not being able to afford a mic.
After nearly a year of playing this and watching the game turn to ♥♥♥♥ as all they care about is adding new skins every ♥♥♥♥ing month and not giving two ♥♥♥♥♥ about their anti hack, I shudder to think where it'll be in a few months, and ive only been playing a year -.-
GGWP Gaben you freaking tool.
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183 of 265 people (69%) found this review helpful
182 people found this review funny
54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
HOW IN THE WORLD IS VALVE MAKING BILLIONS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN FIX A $15 GAME
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76 of 101 people (75%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny